James Kelly Johnson

About James Kelly Johnson

I hold an associate degree in both music and network systems administration. Most of my early life was spent chasing after a music career. In 2006 the Lord led me out of that and eventually back to school for networking.

Several years later, after meeting my wife and having my son, I fully believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, repented, and made Him Lord of my life. Ever since that moment (November 2017), nothing has been the same. Now my heart's desire, is that everyone knows that Jesus is real and alive. He is the resurrected Son of God, just as the scriptures say He is. I was not sure of this until what happened November of 2017. You can hear the story here or here. He died for our sins on the cross but was raised to life on the third day by the power of the Holy Spirit.

He was raised from the dead and given a new glorified body. After this, He appeared to hundreds of believers until finally ascending up into Heaven and sitting at the right hand of God. Everyone who is born again in Him will eventually be given a new glorified body like this one day. How do I know? His living Word says so (1 John 3:2), and His Spirit that lives inside of me testifies to this Truth. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

I wasn't trying to clean up my act back in November of 2017. Many of my family and friends know that there was a change in me during this time. I want to dispel any misperceptions, as some could reason, "Well, he just got married and had a child, so this was his motivation to finally get his act together." I can assure you; this was not the case.

I was just (genuinely with an open mind) searching for the truth. Some might call it soul-searching. I just knew there had to be something more to life than my experience up to that point, and I was determined to find it.

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Matthew 7:7

There were multiple factors that went into how and why I fully believed and put my faith in Jesus, but the following two (2) reasons are towards the top of the list:

  1. Testimonies. Over the years I had heard story after story of near-death experiences, healings, supernatural stuff, etc. Usually thinking something like, "Wow, that's amazing, but maybe it's just this or it could be just that", disregarding them to any serious thought or consideration.
  2. Fasting, prayer, and reading the Word of God. Towards the end of my searching, the Lord led me to fast for a day (no food, only water); and (during the fast) to read the bible and pray every time I got hungry; and to have one main prayer/petition throughout the fast. My prayer was simply this: To grow closer to God.

Ultimately, it was by the grace of God that I was led to belief/repentance, but these were significant factors in my personal walk (there are many others). Around that time, it's hard to describe, but it's like a lightbulb just went off. The veil was lifted.

God is real. Jesus Christ is in fact the Son of God. He actually did heal thousands upon thousands of people. He actually did die on the cross for the sins of the world, and He did in fact raise from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit on the third day. These things are actually literally true. These people giving these testimonies are not all delusional or lying. I instantly had a knowing that the Word of God (the bible) was the perfect truth, God's holy book; written by men but under the guidance/direction of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 3:20 describes how God "is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think"; well, He did just that when He answered my prayer. I asked for an inch, and He gave me a mile. I asked to be closer to Him and He gave me salvation, life everlasting, deliverance, and peace in my heart like I never thought possible. He washed me clean. High anxiety, gone. Alcohol, drug, and lust addictions, gone.

By faith in Jesus, I received the righteousness of God. I am now counted righteous by Him, not by something I've done or accomplished, but by my faith (belief) in Jesus and what He actually accomplished for me. Romans 3:21-26.

I am not perfect. I wasn't before and neither am I now. I am in no way getting onto a high horse in telling you these things. I am merely trying to point you to Jesus Christ. He is the Truth.

When you seek the truth, with all your heart, you will find Him, and when you believe in Him and repent, you'll never be the same. You have to push through all the lies that the enemy has burnt into your mind about Jesus Christ. There is a reason why secular people are so much more tolerant of other religions EXCEPT Christianity.

Because the enemy is okay with your faith being placed in anyone or anything EXCEPT in the name of Jesus Christ. Because faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved. There is no giant wheel of world religions that all somehow lead to God. This is a demonic deception. I too was deceived in this way before I believed. Friends, Jesus IS the only way. Tomorrow is not promised for you. Call on the name of Jesus Christ TODAY, while you still can. He is coming soon.